Duensing danced around doubles in both the first and second innings, and the Chiefs in the third. Duensing hit David Corrente with a pitch to lead off the inning, followed by a single to Wayne Lydon. Duensing struck out Adam Lind for the second time, then walked Hector Luna to load the bases for the dangerous Chad Mottola with only one out. Mottola ripped a 3-2 pitch to left field for a two-run single to put the Chiefs ahead 2-0. John-Ford Griffin lofted a deep fly ball to left, good for an RBI sacrfice fly to extend the Syracuse lead to 3-0.
Josh Banks, who was hit hard in a loss to the Wings on Aug. 7, gave up a pair of hits in the second but an inning-ending double play got Banks out of trouble. Rochester threatened against Banks again in the third. Matt Macri led off with a walk, then with one out Denard Span flared a single to center. Tolbert hit a chopper to third and appeared to beat the throw to first base but was called out. Centerfielder Wayne Lydon flagged down darnell McDonald's drive to end the threat.
Syracuse threatened for a run in the fourth but the runner was stranded on second as Duensing struck out the final batter to end the inning. After allowing a hit to start the fifth, Duensing recorded back-to-back strikeouts and easily retired the final batter, keeping Syracuse to three runs.
To start the bottom of the sixth, Tolbert ended the shutout as he slammed a solo home run into the left field bullpen. The offense was unable to produce any more hits in the inning, leaving the score 3-1.
Duensing worked six 2/3 innings, striking out eight while allowing eight hits and a walk.
The Wings loaded the bases without a hit in the seventh, when two errors and a walk wrapped around a pair of outs. Banks was allowed to face Tolbert, who flied out to center to end the bases loaded.Jason Miller pitched one 1/3 innings with only one hit allowed, and Jerome Williams had a perfect inning of relief.